Samsung released an 85-inch ultra-HDTV, the S9 at CES 2013. The 4K UHD TV, Samsung claims, is one inch beyond competitive TV sets complete with features to ensure the best picture quality possible regardless of video source.

The S9 features Samsung’s proprietary up-scaling engine that can up-convert HD or Full-HD to UHD-level picture quality by restoring detail information for a more life-like detailing. The high-end TV uses ‘Precision Black Pro’ to deliver colour precise display, “deep, real blacks as well as pure vivacious whites,” says the press release.

The S9 provides extremely high contrast ratio Ultimate Dimming control functionality, which utilises hundreds of blocks of LEDs, and precise BLU control to deliver sharp resolutions that Samsung claims has never been seen on large format displays before.

The monster 85-inch Samsung S9 UHD TV

The monster 85-inch Samsung S9 UHD TV

The S9 comes with 3-way 2.2 channels of 120 watt sound for a rich audio experience, which, according to Samsung, is six times better than a typical TV and provides a dynamic range of sounds to complement the UHD picture. Like most Samsung TVs expected in 2013, the S9 will combine a quad-core processor, voice and gesture control and apps to make TV viewing a fast and relaxed exercise.

The most striking feature of the S9 that has drawn mixed reviews though is its frame design. The design called the ‘Timeless Gallery’ is supposed to make the Samsung S9, “appear to be floating within its frame and showcase the juxtaposition of a minimalist concept with such a large display.” Unfortunately, the design only draws attention to the TV poised at an awkward stance.

There has been no word on pricing or when the S9 will start shipping, but Samsung is promising to launch a 95 and 110-inch version before the year end.

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